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Authentically Victoria
Recognized as one of Top 21 Iconic Hotels in the World by National Geographic Traveler magazine, honoured with Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Award for Top 10 City Hotels in Canada, and regarded as a Condé Nast Readers’ Choice and Gold List hotel, Fairmont Empress is located in Victoria, BC overlooking the city’s sparkling Inner Harbour. In June 2017, Fairmont Empress completed a $60+ Million restoration that celebrates its proud history while moving the hotel into a new era of modern luxury; transforming this iconic property into an elegant must-visit destination for the world's discerning travelers. This Forbes Four-Star, 4-Diamond property offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, Willow Stream Spa with signature West Coast experiences, Q at the Empress Restaurant featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine and award winning wine list, Q Bar’s regionally focused cocktail culture, and a reimagined Fairmont Gold Lounge with stunning harbour views.  Served daily since its opening in 1908, world famous Tea at the Empress is served in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge. Located on Vancouver Island, Canada’s Castle on the Coast is the ideal starting point to explore British Columbia’s stunning natural beauty.

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    Tea at the Empress
    Served daily since its opening in 1908, world famous Tea at the Empress is served in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge. Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada, Fairmont Empress is the ideal starting point to explore the stunning natural beauty of Vancouver Island.

    Return of the Queen
    Fairmont Empress, Victoria B.C.’s most iconic hotel, recently unveiled a $60 million dollar restoration. Learn More.

    Dining at Fairmont Empress
    Victoria's top Pacific Northwest cuisine is found right here at Q at the Empress. For more casual dining and the best martini on the Island, experience Q Bar

    Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Empress
    This full-service spa is regarded as one of the best spas in Canada. Let us help you find your energy at Willow Stream Spa

    Meetings, Events and Weddings 
    Fairmont Empress is Vancouver Island's premier venue for top tier functions. With unparalleled facilities, proximity to the Victoria Conference Centre and sustainable meeting options, the Empress is Victoria’s ideal location for discerning planners.  Planning a wedding? Fairmont Empress' team will create a fairy tale wedding for you right here at Canada's castle on the coast. Learn More.

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